Author : Clarence W. de Silva
Description:Vibration design and control is crucial to maintaining high performance levels and production efficiency and to prolonging the life of machinery, structures, and industrial processes. Before designing or controlling a system for good vibratory performance, the designer or engineer must understand, analyze, and model the vibratory characteristics of the system. Vibration: Fundamentals and Practice provides the background and techniques that will allow successful design, analysis, modification, and control of vibration in engineering systems. The author presents a uniform and coherent treatment of the subject-he introduces applications along with experimental techniques and instrumentation at the very beginning, then integrates these application, design, and control considerations into the fundamentals and analytical methods throughout the text. To maintain focus and maximize the text's usefulness, he describes and illustrates only the industry-standard and state-of-the-art software and hardware. In recent years, researchers and practitioners have devoted considerable effort towards studying and controlling vibration in a range of applications-machine tools, transit vehicles, impact processes, civil engineering structures, construction machinery, industrial processes, fluid flow systems, and aircraft-in various branches of engineering. Regardless of the application or discipline, with Vibration: Fundamentals and Practice, designers, engineers, and students can reap the benefits of that study and experience, and learn the observation, analysis, modification, and control techniques that produce systems, structures, and processes optimized against the effects of vibration.